Quote Originally Posted by Dali View Post
For 10 people saying they never had trouble loading a Leica SM without trimming the film leader, I guess I can find 20 stating the opposite. I guess that Leitz recommendation had a justification. After all, they are in a good position to know about it...
+100

I am one of those 20.

For me, I've found nothing better than Barnack Leicas (I'm not a big M fan.) I enjoy nothing more than to walk around with a 50mm lens on mine, and a few rolls of film. Almost every single one of my favorite photos has been taken with one.

I seem to be a rare breed - all of my friends and most dealers have commented that no one else they know of uses them exclusively.